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    • HWY 18 (BIG BEAR DAM TO SNOW VALLEY) CLOSED, MON-THURS 8 AM - 2 PM

      Caltrans will do full closures on Hwy. 18 from Big Bear Dam to Snow Valley, starting October 6 and ending on Friday, October 31 to prepare the road for the upcoming winter season. The closures are from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday ONLY (No Fridays or weekends). Please use alternate routes HWY 38 (through Redlands) or HWY 18 (through Lucerne Valley) during the closure periods.
    • SEASON PASS HOLDER LODGING DISCOUNTS

      Big Bear is offering a special discount of 10%-15% OFF participating lodging to Big Bear Mountain Resorts, Bear Mountain and/or Snow Summit, season pass holders for the 2014/2015 Winter Season. Big Bear season pass holder discounts are available online or call 800-424-4232.
    • FALL COLORS COME TO LIFE IN BIG BEAR LAKE

      The first hint that fall is here is the mild change in temperatures and the leaves start to turn to beautiful amber and crimsons; Oktoberfest is in full swing; and the rates are more affordable! Hiking trails and biking trails are open, along with many lake activities such as fishing and boating. Don't miss out on the beauty Big Bear has to offer this fall which is always our Big Bear locals' favorite time of year.
    • BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORTS PARTNERS WITH MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN AND JUNE MOUNTAIN

      For the first time ever, unlock all of California's best snow with just one pass: the all-new Cali4nia Pass! Big Bear Mountain Resorts & Mammoth Mountain have partnered to provide unlimited skiing and snowboarding at Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain! No blackout dates, no limits and no reason not to enjoy the best of both worlds: the convenience & proximity of Big Bear and the big mountain experience of Mammoth! Purchase yours today.
    • BIG BEAR LAKE LISTED IN TOP 10 BEST LAKE VACATIONS BY YAHOO TRAVEL

      Yahoo's list of most top searched for lake vacations included Big Bear Lake. Read the full article and see why Big Bear Lake is #3 for Best Lake Vacations.
    • BIG BEAR LAKE OFFERS AMAZING DEALS THIS SUMMER & FALL WITH A FREE GAS CARD PROMOTION

      The Big Bear Visitors Bureau's popular summer gas card deal gives visitors money to fill up their gas tank with even more savings! Stay at a participating lodge or hotel and receive $75 in FREE gas cards with a 3+ night stay or $25 in FREE gas cards with a 2 night stay. This Big Bear Lake gas card deal is available online or call 800-424-4232 to speak with a Big Bear vacation specialist.
    • SCALE A TREE LIKE A MONKEY

      Action Tree Rope Climbing Tours offers a new outlook for outdoor adventure. Big Bear has the only operation in Southern California that offers tree rope climbing tours. It’s a new and exciting way to experience Big Bear's pine forest from a completely different perspective.
    • FISHING STILL OPEN FOR THE SEASON

      Public launch ramps for boating closed on October 31, 2014. Holloway's Marina will continue to stay open for pontoon and fishing boat rentals, fishing equipment, fishing licenses and more. Read the latest fishing report for updated info on where the fish are biting.
    • TROUT FISHING THIS FALL

      Fishing for rainbow trout in Big Bear is phenomenal during fall. Shore fishing is excellent or do the ultimate and get out on the lake to take in all the wonderful scenery while catching feisty, hard fighting rainbow trout! It's the time of year that reminds us what fishing is really all about. The lake is wide open now, so the eagles are out and are putting on quite a show. Pontoon and boat rentals are still available at most marinas or take a charter guided fishing trip with one of the lakes pro's. Big Bear Lake has quality rainbow trout that are great to eat or fun to catch and release. Guide services will clean your fish for you. Anyone who fishes on Big Bear Lake who is 16 or over must have a valid California fishing license. Parking is free along Big Bear's North Shore.
    • WE GIVE YOU THE WHEEL…FOR REAL

      New this year is an off-road jeep experience from Big Bear Jeep Experience that gives its customers the chance to get behind the wheel of a high-performance Jeep for some thrilling 4 x 4 action in the backwoods. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for many people, which might be comparable to getting an opportunity to speed around a NASCAR track in a race car for the first time.
    • MOUNTAIN BIKING STRONGER THAN EVER

      Last summer was the first time since 2004 that Snow Summit allowed riders on downhill-specific bikes to ride down the face of Snow Summit. In fact, the resort cut top-to-bottom trails with upper level features such as step ups, banked turns and bridges built specifically for downhill mountain bike enthusiasts. In just one year Snow Summit has witnessed a dramatic increase in mountain bike activity ever since the nine-year ban was lifted. Snow Summit is the only lift-served mountain bike park in Southern California. It offers easy access to a network of trails via its Scenic Sky Chair that transports mountain bikers to the top of Snow Summit with bikes in tow. Once at the top, riders have the option to ride Big Bear's south shore trails system for cross country riding that includes the region's best single-track trails such as the Skyline Trail and Pine Knot Trail or the other option is to ride downhill trails located on the face of Snow Summit.
    • NEW SCAVENGER HUNT IN BIG BEAR

      Urban Adventure Quest has launched a new tour that turns Big Bear into a giant game board. The 90-minute tour takes teams of two to five players on a scavenger hunt through Big Bear Village to solve clues and complete challenges using a smart phone as a guide.
    • NEW BREWERY NOW OPEN

      Big Bear Lake Brewing Company features a large selection of draft and bottled craft beer and a menu of gourmet pub-style fare and brick oven pizzas. With six taps, the brewery will offer a wide array of its in-house beers crafted by award-winning brewmaster Ron VandenBroeke, which is available in pints, tasting flights and gallon-sized growlers to-go. The brewery's owner plans to bottle the beers for distribution in California and Nevada.
    • HIGHEST ALTITUDE VINEYARD AND WINERY IN NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

      At 6,750 feet above sea level, Stone Summit Vineyard in Big Bear Lake is now the highest-altitude commercial vineyard and winery in the Northern Hemisphere. More than 2,000 vines were planted beginning in May 2012, and it is expected to take at least two years before they are mature enough to produce wine.
    • HIGH ALTITUDE BREEDS CHAMPIONS

      World class athletes who have achieved a competitive edge from high altitude training in Big Bear Lake include: • 2013 World Outdoor 800m bronze medalist Brenda Martinez
      • 2008 & 2012 Olympic marathon runner Ryan Hall
      • Former boxing champions Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, Oscar De La Hoya, and "Sugar" Shane Mosely
      • Former Mixed martial arts champions Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Tito Ortiz, and Josh Barnett
    • VILLAGE GETS A FACELIFT

      Big Bear Village recently endured a thorough revitalization to improve the overall shopping experience. Major improvements include heated sidewalks, seat walls, outdoor fire pits, landscape developments, decorative street crossings, street signs and lighting.
      • BIG BEAR LAKE IS DOING IT'S PART TO GO GREEN FOR AN ECO-FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT

        Big Bear is creating a sustainable tourism environment. Local business' are taking steps to make their business green and environmentally friendly. Learn more about how Big Bear is going green.
      • SEGWAY TOURS

        Action Segway Tours introduces a new and environmentally friendly approach to explore Big Bear Lake by means of electric two-wheeled Segway Personal Transporters (Segway PT). Guests can now enjoy a fun and educational tour of the mountain resort on a Segway x2 model, which has the ability to navigate varied terrain with minimal environmental impact. Segway tour packages are now available to book online and open year-round!
      • A MEMORABLE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

        Enjoy a shopping experience like no other. The Big Bear Village has the ambiance of a quaint European village in the Alps. Snow-lined streets and a classy mountain motif add a special touch for a pleasant shopping adventure. Browse a collection of charming boutiques, specialty stores and gift shops filled with unique treasures. You are sure to find something for everyone including distinct gifts not found anywhere else. The Big Bear Village also has plenty of treats to satisfy your appetite from mom & pop diners to full service restaurants.
      • LIVE IT UP WITH VACATION PACKAGE DEALS ALL YEAR ROUND

        Guests can now visit Big Bear any time of the year and save money with vacation packages. Not only will Big Bear Lake vacation packages help take the stress out of vacation planning by combining lodging accommodations with outdoor activities, attractions and events, but guests will find savings of up to 25%. Some of the vacation packages guests can choose from include ski and snowboard lift tickets, mobile massage services, snowshoe tours, charter fishing trips, mountain bike rentals, and pontoon boat rentals.
      • BIG BEAR LAKE CENTRAL RESERVATIONS 800-424-4232

        As Big Bear Lake's official reservation service, we will provide you with the best available lodging options, vacation packages, activities, event tickets and more with one simple phone call. Our local travel experts are here, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help you customize your California vacation. With all these options, it's still ONE EASY choice.
      • THIS OCTOBER, SEE FALL COLORS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

        Evening temperatures will dip into the 30's and 40's, which provide perfect conditions for leaves to turn. From October to November, Mother Nature transforms Big Bear Lake into a sea of gold, crimson, amber and yellow. Big Bear’s fall season is ideal for those who want to escape for a day or take a mini-vacation to experience the splendor of Big Bear's autumn hues. These remarkable fall colors appear only once a year and are expected to peak the third week of October.

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